Here are the five best New York Mets acquisitions since 1980.
The New York Mets have, through the years, been active in improving their roster. Whether it has been during the season or not, the Mets, for the most part, have not rested on their laurels. It hasn’t always been the game-changing move, sometimes the move is one of a fine-tuning nature. Either way, however, it is part of the ongoing quest to bring the Mets back to the top. We all know we haven’t been there that often.
General managers, including the one pictured above, have tough decisions to make every day. Put them in the biggest city in the world and those decisions become even larger. All of the ones that have come through Queens have made their mistakes and had their successes. Even Sandy has made some good choices. After all, he is the reason Noah Syndergaard is in town. It’s not his fault that the conditioning coach let him work out poorly.
Today, we are going to look at some of those choices made over the years. Specifically we are looking at the best choices made. To give some parameters, we will go back as far as 1980 to determine the five best player acquisitions made by the Mets. Ready to time travel back through Mets history?